If you’re a progressive in Australia this has been a good weekend and much more fun than the official “Australia Day” of last week.
The Soceroos beat South Korea 2-1 to win the Asian Cup in soccer.
But even better, Campbell “Can Do” Newman got smashed in the Queensland state election and the knives are being sharpened in the Liberal caucus to stab Two Punch Tony Abbott in the back, the ribs, stomach and the neck.
In fact, by the end of the week he is likely to have more punctures than a balloon after a fight with a porcupine.
To top it off, the kool-aid slurping columnists on Rupert Murdoch’s Aussie rags are beside themselves with hubris and confusion.
So forget the soccer and the tennis; this weekend has been all about the politics.
After backing Two Punch Tony all the way for the past 16 months the NewsCorpse minions are now falling over each other in an attempt to explain away Abbott’s obvious failings and to shift the blame elsewhere.
Even the rusted-on Liberal editbot Chris Kenny is getting twitchy about Abbott’s chances.
It’s no surprise really because Rupert himself has been Twittering his thoughts to all and sundry; his editors could hardly miss the point: